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Dress Properly! The Right Way To Layer For Cold

6:58 PM, Jan 6, 2014

Cotton undershirt? Think again! There's a science to dressing to keep warm!


Why Does The Radar Not Show Drizzle?

6:58 PM, Nov 6, 2013

Why does precipitation not always appear on the radar?

Contrail: The Cloud That Forms Behind A Jet Airplane

10:43 PM, Oct 15, 2013

Yes, the cloud that forms behind a jet airplane does have a name. Meteorologist Grant Gilmore has the answer.

What Is A Wave Cloud?

11:24 PM, Oct 2, 2013

A WFMY News 2 viewer snapped a picture and asked 2WTK what type of cloud it was and how it formed.

2 Wants To Know Weather: How Weather Balloons Work

5:34 PM, Aug 29, 2013

How do we know what's happening in the atmosphere? The weather balloon!

Greatest One-Day Rain In The Triad

10:35 PM, Aug 21, 2013

This summer is among the wettest summers on record, but single day rainfall hasn't even come close to record proportions.

How Much Water Is In An Inch Of Rain?

10:37 PM, Aug 15, 2013

When an inch of rain falls do you really know how much water that equates to over an acre?

When Is The Hottest Part Of The Day?

8:53 PM, Aug 6, 2013

In the summer the heat of the day is often something you what to avoid, but do you know when this typically occurs?

What Is An Arcus Cloud?

11:01 PM, Jun 25, 2013

How Does Lightning Create Thunder?

6:07 PM, May 29, 2013

How does lightning create the sound of thunder?

2WTK Weather Question

6:05 PM, May 27, 2013

Do tornadoes need low clouds in order to form?

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Two Tornado Seasons In North Carolina

8:43 PM, Apr 12, 2013

The spring severe weather season is not the only time during the year to have a heightened awareness for tornadoes.

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A New Tornado Alley

8:14 PM, Apr 12, 2013

Tornado Alley has expanded and now includes most of the eastern half of the United States.

Severe Weather Awareness: Build a Kit

6:43 PM, Mar 7, 2013

Building a severe weather emergency kit is just as important as seeking shelter during severe weather.

Grab The Sweater: Falling Into The 40s

10:58 PM, Sep 23, 2012

It's a little taste of the fall season. Expect to start the work week in the upper 40s.

Be Ready For Severe Weather With News 2's Text Alerts

9:28 PM, Sep 17, 2012

News 2's Grant Gilmore shows you how to receive text alerts on your phone in the event of severe weather.

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Severe Weather Frequency

9:35 AM, Jun 9, 2012

Have you ever noticed that during some seasons of the year we experience move severe weather more than others?

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What Causes Rapid Flooding?

10:01 PM, Jun 7, 2012

Meteorologist Grant Gilmore explains how heavy rainfall can quickly turn into a flash flooding.

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What Is That Ring Around The Moon?

9:25 PM, Jun 7, 2012

Meteorologist Grant Gilmore explains the science behind the ring around the moon.

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The Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

9:45 PM, May 4, 2012

The Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is how hurricanes are categorized. Meteorologist Grant Gilmore breaks down the details...

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